ALL New Yorkers told them to cover their mouth and nose with homemade fabric masks when going outside
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned all New Yorkers on Thursday that they should cover their mouth and nose with a homemade fabric mask when they go out, even if they are healthy, to protect against the spread of the corona virus.
During his daily press conference on the coronavirus response in the city, the mayor revealed that new evidence suggested that face coverings could prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but added that he did not regret postponing the order.
The Blasio warned that most New Yorkers should cover their own faces with a cloth, scarf, or bandana, leaving face masks for medical personnel and others working on the front lines.
He also said he spoke to President Donald Trump earlier on Thursday, calling for the creation of a national service for medical professionals, or anyone with medical training, who would even deploy citizens to major outbreak hotspots.
The Mayor said on Thursday that 65,000 new hospital beds will be placed in New York City in the next four weeks, describing it as a ‘Herculean’ effort, but only a conscription would ensure that the necessary medical personnel are available to insure patients. treated.
The Blasio’s new guidelines came when Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed that President Donald Trump authorized the temporary hospital facility at Javitts Center in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon to treat COVID-19 patients.
As of Thursday afternoon, the New York City death toll from the corona virus was approaching 1,400 and more than 47,000 residents of the city were positively confirmed.
Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that New Yorkers should now cover their mouths and noses when they leave their home after new evidence suggests asymptotic carriers may lead to more spread of the coronavirus in the community than previously thought
A person with a protective mask walks in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. All New Yorkers are not asked to cover their mouth and nose when they leave the house, but are warned to make their own homemade mask and not to take surgical mask supplies from others
A man with a face mask is seen sitting on the NYC subway with a shopping bag full of toilet paper amid the coronavirus outbreak. All New Yorkers just covered their faces
According to Blasio, a new study published Wednesday in Singapore suggested that asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus could add more spread than previously thought.
The new evidence has prompted the city to release guidelines for New Yorkers advising everyone to cover their mouth and nose with a cloth or other face-covering when they leave their home.
The guidelines also apply to children.
The mayor of Los Angeles made the same recommendation yesterday.
The mayor stressed that face masks, including N95 or surgical masks, should be left to medical workers and other essential rescuers, encouraging others to make their own upholstery with scarves and bandanas if they need to go outside.
This because it now seems that more asymptomatic or presymptomatic people can spread COVID. The advice is intended to prevent those who do not show symptoms or have symptoms, but the coronavirus is not yet known to increase its spread.
“I’m talking about facial covers, scarves, bandanas, it doesn’t have to be a luxury to work,” said the Blasio.
De Blasio spoke to President Donald Trump on Thursday when he urged the President to create a national medical personnel service that will send them to the front lines
Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, advised New Yorkers to use a fabric mask that they can wash with soap and water
“For individuals who may be at the very beginning of an illness and don’t know it, to make sure they don’t transmit to other people,” Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, added the advice.
“If someone has to go outside, I want them [the masks] to be a reminder to everyone they come in contact with to keep six feet away, an indication to keep six feet away.
“I recommend a fabric cover like a bandana, a scarf, but it’s important that it covers the nose and mouth.
“It should be used for a day and then you can wash them by hand in soap and water. Most importantly, they dry completely, so have more than one face covering so you can alternate them, ‘she added.
The Blasio argued that New Yorkers shouldn’t use a face covering as an excuse to give up other guidelines, such as social distance and shelter, that he said were the main commands to live by.
He wondered several times why such guidance in New York has not been encouraged so far, as the country’s epicenter saw a surprising leap in cases and deaths.
Someone is wearing a do-it-yourself mask in the Bushwick neighborhood on Thursday. All New Yorkers are now asked to wear a similar face covering when they leave their home
Facial masks are sold on a street in Brooklyn, New York, amid the coronavirus outbreak. People are advised to make their own face cover and not use a surgical mask
The mayor claimed that he did not regret postponing the order, saying there was no previous evidence to suggest that the face-covering guidelines were needed and that, first of all, it was important to ensure that New Yorkers understood the more important protective measures, such as hands washing and social distance.
“It is the first time in recent days that studies have been published that show asymptomatic transmissions.” he said.
“There was always a big concern, but we were focusing people on the most important things, basic hygiene, social distance, to make sure we didn’t send the message that would make people overconfident in the worst way.
“Face only covers part of it,” he added.
“We were very concerned about the offer all the time. This was a really big factor in the game and we fought for personal protective equipment.
“It was important not to give the impression that you should be packing and hoarding everything, so without much evidence, it made no sense to tell people to take supplies and refuse them to others.”
Earlier on Thursday, the Blasio had spoken to the White House, including President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, FEMA officials and adviser Jared Kushner about the pressing challenges of the coming days, thanking them for sending goods to the NYPD. to protect.
He told the president that it takes supplies, fans and personnel to help manage large numbers of patients in ICU wards, and revealed that 65,000 new beds will become available in the city over the next four weeks.
However, De Blasio warned that the military should be used if the outbreak is to be managed, saying that the new temporary facilities can only be managed by army leaders and the president telling them to be used to save lives.
He added that he pressed the president once again to send further medical personnel to assist in the fight, outlining that at least 1,000 more nurses and 150 more doctors will be needed if lives are to be saved in the city.
“It’s not going to happen until we get to war,” he said.
De Blasio argued that there should be a national employment contract that will deploy medical personnel in the areas of the country where they are most needed.
He said that anyone who can be spared by their own city, town or state and who has had medical training should be called up to the national service and sent to the areas in the front of the outbreak of the country.
The mayor claimed it was the only successful action “if we saved every life we can save.”
While Blasio spoke, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed that President Trump has authorized the temporary hospital facility at the Javitts Center in Manhattan for the treatment of coronavirus patients.
The facility was first established to treat other patients, but Cuomo said the increase in patients in recent days has been so extreme that the beds are now needed to address the outbreak immediately.
“As we all know, growing cases of coronavirus threaten the capacity of our hospital system,” Governor Cuomo announced.
The state-owned Javitts Center has turned into a 2500-bed medical facility operated by the United States military.
The original plan for Javits was that it would be used to take non-COVID patients out of hospitals to open hospital beds. However, the number of COVID positive patients has increased so dramatically that it would be beneficial for the state if Javits could accept COVID positive patients.
“I asked President Trump this morning to consider the request and the urgency of the matter, and the President just informed me that he granted New York’s request. I thank the President for his cooperation on this urgent issue and his speedy decision-making. ‘